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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
. but since then it's become clear that it's not a nation in the ordinary sense. that it's so factionalized that no matter what we do, it's not going to be possible to create the kind of modern state that might become stable and satisfactory from our point of view. under those circumstances, i think the right question is what do we need to do to keep afghanistan from becoming endangered of the united states -- a danger to the united states? the way it is most likely to become a danger to the united states i think is through its influence on pakistan. which to me is the most dangerous place in the world. and i don't think that trying to stabilize the afghan situation by building up troop levels there that can make it a really stable country is going to work. >> so what's a right approach then to make sure that pakistan doesn't become -- >> well, that's -- that's a very difficult problem. because the pakistanis don't trust us. and yet, we depend upon the pakistani government to keep control of its nuclear weapons. the right combination of satisfying pakistan and pushing pakistan to -- not to
Dec 28, 2012 6:30am PST
. >> (speaking spanish). >> but for the african and any instrument that create a rhythm or a sound will become an instrument. (speaking spanish) (applause). >> (speaking spanish). >> these are the spanish influences. >> (speaking spanish). >> they adapted to the style of this type of music (applause). >> (speaking spanish). >> these are just simple spoons, kitchen spoons. (applause). >> (speaking spanish). >> and here we have our principle instrument. >> (speaking spanish). >> the name of this instrument is called cajon. >> (speaking spanish). >> in certain places in africa this instrumentality existed. >> (speaking spanish). >> and the percussionist will play with their hands and their feet. >> (speaking spanish). >> with the african slave trade he used to be in the ports. this type of boxes. >> (speaking spanish). >> so they were sit over these big boxes and play over them. >> (speaking spanish). >> but for the blacks these type of instruments were not allowed to be played because they were too loud and for the church they will provoke movement that was not appropriate. >> (speaking spanish
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm PST
of the president to become law. it is one of the toughest pieces of anti-u.s. legislation in years past in retaliation for an american law that would impose sanctions on russian officials implicated in human rights offenses. 16,000 russian orphans have been adopted by russian families. opponents say the real victims will be the children. kids will stays, orphans. they have visas and they will not be treated properly. it is likely a death sentence for them. >> adoptions by americans suffer a tennessee woman took a russian boy back to moscow on a plan alone saying that he had emotional problems and she could not care for him. >> we must have a clear idea what is happening to our children and the citizens after they have been adopted. >> there is little doubt that the bill will become law. it has been just a few days since the president described it as an appropriate measure, describing it as interference with russian affairs. >> major retailers are reversing policy sales because of uncertainty over the fiscal cliff. president obama has cut short his vacation to help reduce the national de
Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
of the world's most famous routes. ♪ >> at precisely 42,195 meters long, this is the route that has become the standard for all marathon runners. the course was inspired by a 2500-year old myth, only today it is run on asphalt along with the capital's main roads. this is the bay where it said the lenda battle took place in 490 bc. it marked the first greek victory over the persians. according to legend, the athenian warriors gathered in a phalanx formation and managed to fight off a persian invasion. then a messenger ran the 42- kilometer distance to athens with news of the victory. at the local museum, the marathon's legacy is omnipresent. more modern-day hellenistic heroes have also been demoralize here. for instance, marathon runner who won the first olympic marathon in 1896. >> exactly like the car which they gave to the winner. >> at the eight-kilometer mark, there are remnants. the last gi's withdrew here in the 1890's. and-american sentiment has a long tradition in greece, and the country's entry into nato was not without controversy, but today, the deputy mayor remembers the advant
Dec 12, 2012 12:00am PST
. and so we become friends that way. here in the senate. therefore, we have worked together on a lot of national security issues. lindsay is a reserve colonel in the air force. he serves his active duty for years in iraq, now afghanistan. joe being a key member of the homeland -- the chairperson of the homeland security committee and so we have a lot of common interests, common interests, common working together has built up a unique friendship over the years. >> this started -- this wasn't planned. when i came to the senate, i admired john mccain from afar. once i got to know him, i admired him less, but that's -- no obviously, we've become very close. and i have the greatest admiration for him. but i remember going to see him and saying i'd like to work together with you -- i hope we can work together on something. and it turned out that the first thing we really worked together on was the war in the balkans because we were increasingly agitated by what turned out to be genocide really and worked with bob dole and joe biden to push the clinton administration to finally get into it.
Dec 25, 2012 5:00pm EST
forces. it's become a history or political science without proper nouns. no people involved. car legal takes the most extreme opposite position. history is nothing but the biography of great men. it's caricatured as a after anothermen. you cannot get further apart in the view of the world than these two. both arguments make sense. the social scientist following in the tradition of, you know, not just marx but social scientists say there are three reasons why leaders don't matter that much. that the leader of any organization faces external constraint. if you are a ceo of a company you have a competitor. you can't set your price at whatever you want. they are constraints and all the things that happen inside a country or company or military unit. you can't do whatever you want. maybe most importantly leaders are a chosen randomly. most leader of powerful organization that we care that have the ability to reshape history. they're not picked out of a hat. they're pick the abuse the organization is looking for someone with some set of characteristic. >> the leadership process. >> i think e
Dec 25, 2012 8:00am PST
are not surprisingly addictive. and what i mean by that is, is that most people who try most drugs never become addicted to them. and so, there has to be susceptibility there. and the susceptible people are the ones with these impaired brain circuits, and the impairment is caused by early adversity, rather than by genetics. >> what do you mean, "early adversity"? >> well, the human brain, unlike any other mammal, for the most part develops under the influence of the environment. and that's because, from the evolutionary point of view, we developed these large heads, large fore-brains, and to walk on two legs we have a narrow pelvis. that means large head, narrow pelvis we have to be born prematurely. otherwise, we would never get born. the head already is the biggest part of the body. now, the horse can run on the first day of life. human beings aren't that developed for two years. that means much of our brain development, that in other animals occurs safely in the uterus, for us has to occur out there in the environment. and which circuits develop and which don't depend very much on environm
Dec 9, 2012 5:15pm EST
become a manipulative forest, aggressively intervening in the venture and financial sectors with guarantees and subventions that attract talent and debunking. >> the worst of this is the korean cast of the obama administration. the epa now has gained control over everything. see so to have been deemed a pollution, dangerous to the environment in co2 is of course that these plans. they attempt to surprise or two epitomize the anti-nature, enterprise spirit of this administration. the reason we need another supply-side revival of the same kind we had under ronald reagan. >> would you change anything you wrote in the original "wealth and poverty"? >> i would've changed quite a lot. there's all kinds of details that a changed. but i found that to try to change one thing would be to change everything. so you know, you get into the morass of editorial work. so instead of changing an essentially retained the old look and added 40,000 new words at the beginning and kind and revision of my monetary policy in the middle. it's a new book, but it contains the old book veered >> pennysav
Dec 16, 2012 8:00am PST
with people so they can become courageous. and that they can also affirm themselves and become those who are strong and who are moving out of the cycles of poverty. >> oh. >>> and we could not do it without friends like you. >> that's right. >> and who let our work be known. thank you. >> we're glad you come here to let people know and how they can help and they can give a little bit. it adds up after awhile. and let's talk about the needs right now. we heard a recent study saying that poverty levels are up because more people are trying to make ends meet. they may noton the street, but at home, an issue of whether or not we're going to have a meal or pay the rent or the mortgage in some cases s critical. >> that's right. >> and we're see manager people in need of medical -- here. and emotional support. seeing more violence and so our women's center is seeing more women who are in need of recovery. >> uh-huh. >> and support. >> yeah. >> and our children. we have such beautiful children. our programs are so supportive of them. >> when you mention the violence, i want to go back to that fo
Dec 20, 2012 4:00pm PST
in violence in the country's major cities and that the conflict is becoming increasingly sectarian in nature. it warns that more and more foreigners are joining both sides in the fighting. now to the ongoing controversy surrounding the attack on the u.s. mission in libya. today, representatives from the state department appeared before u.s. lawmakers. officials acknowledged that some very painful lessons were learned from the benghazi assault in which america's ambassador and three others died could this comes in the same week that a scathing report faulted management failures at the state department. in response, the head of the diplomatic security bureau resigned. what are those painful lessons that you think that the state department has learned from the attack. >> some of the lessons they have learned in their high-risk missions, they need to have more security. that is not as mean more security guards come it means better and tougher buildings and more importantly they need to look at intelligence in a different way. they cannot expect to have a warning of an attack that will come, they
Dec 17, 2012 8:30am PST
movement in building, is that it will become standard. it is becoming the standard. ultimately, it will be frowned upon when a house does not have these features, i think. i think that is how it will migrate into society, in that way. it is a good thing. it is becoming an awareness of all of these things, your appliances, your window rating, things like that. it is something that happens over time. people like to talk about it. i have sold properties where they are solar-ready, which means they have all of the equipment installed to bring the solar down, the solar energy from the roof, down into the sub-area, to then transmitted to the electrical outlets and things, but the panel did not get installed yet because maybe the person did not want to spend the extra $20,000 or $30,000. it is a promise it is coming. you cannot ignore it. it is important to it least considerate. maybe someone is not going to spend $10,000 on green things or $20,000 on some sort of solar system with rebates. will you get that back? quite honestly, not sure today. >> i agree. i think it is a matter of e
Dec 9, 2012 6:30am EST
of women. >> and in the process of becoming friends -- >> you learn a lot. you avoid a lot of relationships you don't want. let me say this to everybody, the one thing that happens as you get older you learn what you don't want. once you mastered that, what you do want becomes easier. >> in addition to relationships, another thing that's big for you in the last five years has been politics. you have always been politically engaged. >> it transformed me. sometimes you have to step into your responsibility. and when that happened i felt a sense of responsibility. i had to do something. how can you not do something when you find out from the young man sent to prison doing what you and i did in the schoolyard, and that's scrapping in the schoolyard. i was not going to let that go. from that to one million mentors and free health clinics and president obama's election on -- >> and now on to trayvon martin. >> on to trayvon martin. >> yes, i'm angry, but i have more love for that family in my heart. whatever happens today is a reflection on trayvon martin's life. you better keep that in life. we
Dec 17, 2012 7:00pm EST
now. obviously this unspeakable tragedy has made this issue become the focus that it really should be. and so i think we're going to have a good debate about this, and i think we should. >> are we going to have change? the president says we need to change. are you convinced there will be some change? >> i'm optimistic there will be change. i'm supportive of change and look forward to be part of that change. there's some clear things we need to do to make the country safer. i think it's deal with gun control but also a mental health question here we have to get to, even things like violent video games with children. i think there's multiple dimensions with this question. >> are you concerned we might go too far? >> no. i think we'll have a good debate on it. i think we'll end up with sensible gun laws that can prevent these kind of mass tragedies, because that's really what we're talking about here. we're not talking about limiting people's rights to have guns legally, to hunt, to do the things they want. we're not talking about compromising the second amendment. i do not want to do th
Dec 9, 2012 3:45pm EST
medical care itself was becoming more effective. it was starting matter much more in everyone's lives. by the 40s, the public knew about medical miracles that vaccination, penicillin, antiseptic surgery, treatments that could save lives and even extend life. to withhold these miracles came to seem unjust. in medical care at this time is also starting to cost more than ever before. the average family cannot afford to pay for hospital stay or major illness or the birth of a child out of their wages. the medical care had become not just a matter of life and how. it was also becoming something that could cause serious financial hardship. that is why medical care became a matter of economic security as well as health security. in the u.s., demand for medical care is a social rights originated in the workers movements represented by people like florence crane heard. they next came to dominance in the proposed second bill of rig
Dec 8, 2012 9:00pm PST
departments, the police department, the various partner agencies is in and of itself becoming more defined preventative. a lot we heard this evening is interventive; as we go forward the fruits of that labor become more definitively preventative. nonetheless i think that you are absolutely correct and that is correct question that we have to keep asking ourselves day-to-day. how do we behave? how do we make sure that we are moving our resources and directing our resources towards more preventative measures? if anything at all, i think in this particular year and i'll be the one to say it, is this: we have moved the conversation in the city from the idea that one, domestic violence is specifically a woman's issue. is not. that's why i asked the captain in terms of this issue of integration. it is not a women's issue solely, wholly, or inevitably. it is a community issue. is a social issue. it is a health issue. it is a multidimensional issue. it is not as we know, a private issue. is a community issue and so as we are thinking along that continuum from preventative to interventi
Dec 31, 2012 1:00am EST
. it is an old argument we become the bad guy because nobody yaks worse than we do. >> we have the power and ironically it was our space that now devolves into the space electronic shield, a triple canopy by 2025, we could become a fascist force for control. we are. like "star wars" and george lucas. will we follow our heart or follow the base instincts? >> host: think you. >> host: john jackson, jr. professor of africana studies at it ever since pennsylvania and author of "racial paranoia" the unintended consequences of political correctness". dr. jackson talking about "racial paranoia" who is paranoid? >> guest: we're all paranoid when it comes to race. for good reason. one point* that i make as a category itself is about the way we look at social life. some better so paramount we have to be on the lookout at all times. so race itself is about vera and social paranoia. but think about the country like the united states we could have 2 miles -- mottoes. try to build a community but the other is post ratio of the by oppression. don't say a word. that is a very different project but they'
Dec 10, 2012 7:00pm PST
. for their work with stem cells that can be programmed to become cells in a human body. shefed his medal in a ceremony hall. yamanaka was introduced as someone who has provided the world with an invaluable method of developing therapies. sweden's king carl gustov xvi awarded him the prize. after the ceremony, yamanaka said he enjoyed the ceremony, but has yet to take a close look at the medal. >>> in neighboring norway, the ceremony for the nobel peace prize has taken place. the presidents of the eu three main institutions collected their medals. european counsel president, baraso and eu parliament president martin schultz jointly accepted the prize. the prize committee said the 27-nation bloc turned europe from a continent of war into a continent of peace. rampai vowed to strengthen european unity and overcome the economic crisis. however, critics say the prize is inappropriate, pointing out that the eu has failed to limit the impact of europe's economic troubles. those same critics are pointing at italy. what does this say about investors? >> it says that investors are selling bonds. t
Dec 23, 2012 5:00am PST
-instatement. there was a deacons that were not intending to go on to become priests and then it became a transitional. >> so a long and ancient history of it in the roman catholic church. >> it was reinstated when? >> 1967. and it's an option for my bishop of any diocese in the world that would like to organize a program to form people for the permanent deacon. many diocese have opted to do that through the world. >> and this is not just the united states. >> no. >> this is through the world. so the early deacons, we're talking about the first thousand years is something that began with the beginning of the church, right? >> that's correct. we'll talk about that when we come back from this short break. ,,,,,, >>> we're talking about the order of deacons in the roman catholic churches. these are married men that have the ability to preach to have baptisms to hear confessions. >> not that. there is a saying among deacons, we hear confessions but cannot give you absolute foregiveness. >> and we ended the first segment about talking about the history. this was reinstated the 1960s as an order. bus it has a long histor
Dec 2, 2012 4:00am PST
took their lives in risk to actually take up the responsibilities to do so. and now it's become part of our dna. it's what we do in san francisco. it's how we represent ourselves. it's how my pride in being the mayor, i get to join the other u.s. conference of mar and talk proudly of our diversity in this city, and how it helps me run this city. * mayors and now for lesbian, gay, and transgender individuals to take up the responsibilities and have the responsibility of other people's lives that they are responsible for in their official capacities, this would make mayor moscone and supervisor milk very proud of us. and in the week, perhaps less than a week, we have another historic opportunity for this country as we take up this opportunity of hopefully, we join together to see that marriage equality becomes the law of this land. [cheering and applauding] >> we have that opportunity to do so. and i think everybody who holds office or holds an appointed position in the city is proud to see this diversity. this is what we have worked so hard, so many struggles. and we still remind our
Dec 23, 2012 9:00pm PST
. and that that will become clear only at the very end of the story of jesus. the suffering and death of jesus reveals the secret. >> narrator: since the destruction of the temple, mark's community has come to see the death of jesus in a new light. mark is challenging the prewar image of jesus as an apocalyptic figure. >> mark, coming out of the experience of the first great war with rome, after the destruction of the temple, mark sees jesus, like many of the christians that mark knew all about in his own community, as god's persecuted one-- dying, almost feeling abandoned. it's a very unromantic jesus. it's a terrifying image, because that's what their experience was. >> ( dramatized ): when it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until 3:00 in the afternoon. at 3:00, jesus cried out with a loud voice, "my god, my god, why hast thou forsaken me?" >> mark tells us that jesus died being mocked and in agony. and i think mark is writing for the experience of people in the '70s who are dying like that, and who need the consolation that jesus had died that way before-- feeling abandoned by god. >> n
Dec 8, 2012 1:30pm EST
as sharecroppers in the '70s that they would become good citizens and free people in the united states but when he got back to the united states things change. >> you can watch this and other programs online at >> next on booktv, greg gutfield fox news's the five says liberals use manufactured our rage and artificial tolerance to deflect criticism of their political and social ideology. the author contends what he deems smart in tolerance should be used to counter liberal argument. it is about an hour. >> thank you. the first library i have been in where i haven't been asked to leave. i am not kidding, actually. i will get to that library joke in a minute. that was going to be my intro but during the signing nymex so many nice people when i was sitting there and are missing their going what would it be like if all of your fans were jerks? wouldn't that tell you something? if all of your fans -- i can't swear in the reagan library but if they were jerks, what if you were bill locker -- but so i am signing books here and a young man give is me a kind of unicorn. you can see that. is the
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Dec 17, 2012 2:00am PST
to others. it has become much harder to do. not something any psychiatrist ever does lightly. the dilemma for a parent is you are in these terrible relationships because of the rise of civil liberties and based on what we had in the 50s of the abuse of incarceration of the mentally ill. it becomes impossible. >> so what are families to do? let's ask psycho therapist and school counselor. >> we are talking about a possible asperger's angle here. there's no evidence -- >> i have gotten e-mails from people about that. there is no evidence that somebody with asperger's has violent behaviors. they might have social awkwardness but to link the two is premature. >>> getting back to the root causes of this type of thing. a lot of people are pointing to the changing culture. the shooter played violent video games. these games do not want to hear any link between twot. >> i talk to parents about this all of the time. i have young kids and i see my kid's friends playing these violent video games. nothing i would do with my kids. we want to keep our kids, we want to maintain the kid's innocence. they
Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
us with how early. 28th of november, two weeks before it usually become that's way. two more weeks for the possibility. signs of saturated ground aroundérvÑ on interstate 80 and highway 29, a small surprise landslide turned an after ramp into an empty strip. thank goodness for caltrans doing the clean up. in a sleepy section, no such help. two days after the small creek=ñ overflowed banks residents are still digging outs. >> came over this side, that side. got to my neighbor as well. got across the road. >> rory has been workinge.o since, six inches of mud covered his lawn and filled his pool. four inches of water ruined two noors. it may have to join this stuff in route to the dump because of ground saturated early this year, too early leaving time for this disaster to possibly man yi test. >> it's not winter. you're dealing with this? >> right. >> sun is out. water in that creek does feed into the creek which you're looking at here. which leads to the next question. if the ground has become saturated, how early. it was norm. according to one expert, just barely. wayne freedma
Dec 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
become completely desensitized to the violence around us? you might not even notice it anymore. >> it's all up in you! it's deeper and the -- oh! explosive-ier. >> oh! >> oh! >> what are you guys doing? >> tickle fights stop fight. >> when did video games become so violent and scary? >> you see the images on tv all the time. from video games to movies, tv shows, music, even when we as parents try to shield our kids from images, they're exposed to violence on a regular basis a. study of american psychological association found before the age of 18 the average child witnesses over 200,000 violent episodes on tv. so should we be surprised when the kids act out what they see? here to provide insight is dr. stanton saminou. doctor, how are you? >> good afternoon. i'm fine, thank you. >> so, is someone when's exposed to violence in this way that we are routinely exposed to violence of video games and television more likely to commit violence and what factors do you think determine a propensity to commit violence? >> well, i don't think that watching violence turns a responsible person in to
Dec 30, 2012 8:30am PST
one, right? >> yeah, i guess you could say that. i do think as a blind person you end up becoming cognizant of the different kind of... set of issues and lifestyle that... you know, there is the sort of sighted world versus the blind world, i suppose. >> hinojosa: but if you came from a background where choice was something that was not encouraged, necessarily, or certainly not... you know, it' not as if your choice is the freedom of the sikh people. no, no, no, it's not like that. so why did you end up being fascinated with the art of choosing? >> well, i think it was because of the fact that, you know, i think had i been born just an american, or been born just a sikh and grown up in india, i don't think i would have been. because then you know what's, quote, the right way of thinking, because you don't have to debate about it. and whereas because i was growing up in two different cultures simultaneously, and i was imbibing both, as an impressionable child growing up, it wasn't obvious to me which one i was supposed to follow. you know, whereas for my parents, they could be more
Dec 4, 2012 1:30am PST
. * entertainment. so, under this option any existing residential uses that are there would become legal not conforming uses and any legal nonconforming nighttime entertainment uses or office uses on that block would become conforming. >> i appreciate your bringing that back to everybody's attention. i personally support and i hope the commission supports this option as one that was presented among 6 or 8 other all teshvthxv at this timexv. i thought the options were carefully enough explained to all of us. it is indeed a position we could take. the second point i am interested in is further explanation about your interpretation regarding the 350 11th street project which has been dormant in 2005 in response to what the architect described as a predicament, this particular client is in. would you please explain to us how you see it in response to what he said? >> so, unlike some other applications related to development, [speaker not understood] application related to the planning code, you are not automatically grandfathered on the date based on the date you submit your application. the
Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
. mayor lee is a long time public servant. prior to becoming mayor, he served as city administrator where he focused on government efficiency and measures and reforms that reduced the size and cost of government. mayor lee first began working for the city and county of san francisco in 1989 as the investigator for the city's first whistle blower program. prior to employment with the city and county of san francisco, he was the managing attorney for the asian law caucus. i first met ed in 1992 when he became the executive director for the human rights commission and we were both 16. that's two decades ago, ed. i watched him soon become the director of city purchasing and then going on to become the director of public works. i think ed is the only mayor in city history that can carry tlau on the campaign promise to fill the potholes because he actually knows how and he's the only mayor in city history that can say he actually knows every single city street because his crews probably paved them. i have had the privilege of working alongside ed for many years in city government. he has a
Dec 4, 2012 2:30pm PST
. >> the deployment of german patriots has to be approved by the german parliament. only then will it become clear where and how many missiles will be deployed. >> our correspondent has been following nato talks in brussels. we asked what nato's decision to deploy missiles at the turkish border means. >> sending these patriot missiles to turkey is more a political signal than a military necessity. nato wants to support its ally, turkey, and nato wants to reassure all those in the country who fear there might be direct entry into the civil war. in general, nato tries to deal escalate the situation -- d escalate the situation -- de- escalate the situation. the augmentation of the turkish air defense comes amid rumors that syria might use weapons against its own people in the civil war or against neighboring countries. >> thank you for that. while diplomats in brussels talk about the situation in syria, there was another day of fighting in the country itself. >> these images are said to show rockets being fired on the capital damascus from a ledge of government positions at a military airport on the
Dec 14, 2012 2:30pm PST
in becoming directly party to the conflict in syria. >> the decision is intended as a signal that nato members stick together. german lawmakers hope that could at least prevent the fighting in syria from growing further. >> bad news for european automakers. there appears to be no end in sight to the slump in new car sales. figures show auto sales in europe shrunk by over 10% in november. >> that was the 14th month in a row that purchases declined according to the european automobile manufacturers association. buyers in italy, spain, and france proved especially wary. only britain bucked the trend with a rise in new car sales. a decade it has been since the inclusion of the german media empire. the state appellate court in munich today ruled that deutsche bank must pay damages to the heirs of the deceased mogul. >> the court ruled that the former ceo of deutsche bank, seen here, was responsible for the collapse of the world's largest licenser of film rights. in an interview, this credit worthiness was question, driving the conglomerate into bankruptcy. damages are expected to range anywhere fro
Dec 17, 2012 2:30pm PST
of. >> afghanistan has definitely become more peaceful, but there are still threats to individual soldiers or small groups. we would not dissolve the fire department just because we went two years without a fire. >> afghan forces are taking over more responsibilities ahead of the poll out in 2014. other areas are seeing less fighting, but civilians are still being caught in the crossfire. >> there are a lot of deaths. i would not call it a good year, but it is a step in the right direction. >> the president expressed hope that his visit would encourage an honest debate about their role in afghanistan. >> there has been no let up of the violence in afghanistan. 10 girls have died in an explosion while gathering firewood in a village near the pakistan border. it remains unclear whether roe was caused by a bomb planted by and surgeons or a land mine. >> meanwhile in the afghan capital of kabul, a car bomb injuring and killing some. it was planted near an isaf base. in iraq, a series of bombings have killed at least 26 people. it is the second day of violence in disputed areas claimed
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
public relations to become the policy chief. cabinet ministers are falling into place. he selected longtime ally fumio kishida as foreign minister. he served as minister in charge of okinawa and the northern territories. analysts say that he chose him for his experience. the new foreign minister will have to deal with the relocation of the futenma air station in okinawa. abe is pressuring the bank of japan again to swiftly join his government and put an end to deflation. he says it's only natural for the government to get involved in shaping monetary policy noting that conventional steps have failed to pull japan out of the drawn-out price downturn. abe made his call with officials of the japan business federation or keidanren on tuesday. >> translator: soon after we form a new cabinet tomorrow, i hope the government can establish a policy accord with the bank of japan to set an inflation target of 2%. the bank should be held accountable to meeting the target. >> last week boj policymakers decided to decide whether to set the 2% target in january. the bank's current goal is 1%. mea
Dec 16, 2012 5:00am PST
churches are shifting over to royal blue for lint. lint is fasting. advent becoming more a season of the anticipation of the coming of the light of christ with the advent wreath we talked about. so purple or blue. and then our christmas eve you go to white. >> okay. i think that is good. i think i got some blue for the first time. i was surprise my congregation with blue. now when we get down to those four sundays of preparation. why was it four sundays? why not go into christmas? >> well, it was just in some ways made up. but the basic movement of it was christmas was originally celebrated in the east in the orthodox church because we have to remember there is the catholic west and the orthodox east on january 6th. and january 6th was the baptism of the lord as well as the birth date and so they combined these things and then during the coming of the western church, things began to move to the 25th of december. so let's get the christmas celebration and then we'll back up to the advent celebration. the christmas celebration moved to the 25th of december some time around the year
Dec 21, 2012 5:30am PST
. a food and fuel for shortage has become severe. the lack of fuel has forced the closure of several factories in damascus. gasoline is selling for less than $20. foreign fighters are taking sides in the growing syrian comfort. reports suggests that the war is increasingly being fought along sectarian lines. >> undoubtedly, the opposition fighters are making territorial gains. they have managed to push into the province of hama, taking over some villages. but the government fights back, using with united nations describes as a disproportionate force. neither side is winning, and the u.n. secretary-general believes there is no prospect of an end to the conflict. >> syria began in conflict and ends in war. day-by-day the death toll has climbed. >> that can only mean more violence, the u.n. warning that conflict has to come over -- has become sectarian. the u.n. human rights council said in its latest report that there has been a clear shift in the nature of the conflict, with more fighters and civilians on both sides describing the civil war in ethnic or religious terms. foreign fighte
Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
. but that membership has since declined. our cover story looks at michigan, about to become a right-to-work state. both houses of michigan's legislature have passed bills that would prohibit employers in michigan from forcing workers to join or support a union as a condition of employment. after wording differences are reconciled, michigan's governor is expected to sign it into law. "one of the arguments for right-to-work is that it is 'friendly' for business, you get extensive business investment." but protestors such as nurses hope to discourage the governor from signing the legislation. "things that we have, such as adaquate staffing, rest between shifts, those kinds of things would be gone if we didn't have collective bargaining." the pending legislation comes as daimler announced it would make a $100 million investment to build heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles at the company's redford facility in suburban detroit. "you're seeing millions go into this plant, so it disproves the argument." "i think it's a wonderful one- time deal. but we need more than one-time wonderful deals. we need a success
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
as a ban on assault rifles was not impressed. >> is this the answer -- that america should become an armed state? i don't think so, and i do not think that is the american dream. >> 20 minutes away, opinions on armed school guards are divided. >> i do not think that the taxpayers should be paying for a police officer in the school, but i think an armed guard is not a bad idea. >> for those few times it happens, do have a god in every school -- i do not know how effective it will be. >> america seemed to unite in greece this week over the massacre of innocents, but agreeing how to prevent such killings in the future is bound to divide the country for months to come. >> our north america editor reporting. here in washington today, there was a major announcement regarding president obama's cabinet. massachusetts senator john kerry was nominated to be the next secretary of state. after confirmation, the former presidential candidate will succeed hillary clinton to serve as america's top diplomat. so what can we expect from him in that role? for answers, i spoke to the former u.s. state departm
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
-- the whole system has become frayed and shredded over the years. there is not that safety net in place for individuals who are really struggling. >> the doctor says there have been improvements in diagnosis and prevention, but mental health issues are not always covered by health insurance. it often takes somebody getting in trouble with the law before services needed become available. some lawmakers -- this summer, lawmakers established attacks forced to sea -- task force to see how they deal with mental illness and access to firearms. the results will be released to the governor and legislature. we look at every angle of the gun-control debate on line, from pro-gun democrats to movements in the white house. the history of gun control and how nra support of politicians has evolved. a special section on word tonight on the findings of an independent panel investigating the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. the board concluded that systematic failures at the state department lead to inadequate security that left the mission vulnerable. the september 11 attack killed a u.s.
Dec 17, 2012 11:30am PST
that is so familiar, like a child's balloon. in this proportion, suddenly, it becomes something out of a dream. >> or a nightmare. >> may be a nightmare. >> this one over here is even harder to figure out what the initial material is. >> this is made out of puffy paint. often, kids use it to decorate their clothes. she has made all these lines of paint. >> for the pieces we are looking at, is there a core of foam or something in the middle of these pieces that she built on top of? >> i'm not telling. >> ah, a secret. >> this silver is aluminum foil, crumbled of aluminum foil. her aesthetic is very much that quiet, japanese spatial thing that i really admire. their attention to the materiality of the things of the world. >> this is a nice juxtaposition you have going on right now. you have a more established artists alongside and emerging artists. is that something important to you as well? >> very important in this space, to have artists who really have not shown much. now let's look at other aspects of electric works operation. let's go to the bookstore. >> ok. >> in all seriousnes
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